Okay ladies, this is complicated, but here's what I do. I have a small photo album, about 3x5". In it, whenever I buy new clothing with extra buttons, I put the buttons in their own pocket, with a post-it note as to which garment it belongs to. That way, if I lose a button, I just go to my photo album and find the replacement.
Now, for other buttons - yes, I keep them all. I store them in a plastic drawer unit that was intended for a workshop. Each colour gets a different drawer. I have used them for a number of sewing projects, including 'tieing' a quilt with them by sewing a button every 6".
If I have a lot of one type, I'll string them on some buttonhole thread (or other thick thread) and knot it, to keep them all in one place. That way I can easily tell if I have enough of that type of button. Saves me hours of sorting through buttons.
That's what I do with them! I rarely have to buy buttons for clothes now.
~Save. I've spent less than $20 on buttons during the last 15 years I've sewed. Most of that was replacing buttons(14) on a pea coat. Right now I have a large spice bottle full. My kids love looking through them too. ;-) ~
I cant find a button that matches my brand new blouse. :angry:
I guess I will just have to put all new buttons on.
This is weird I know but when I was a kid I hated buttons, I told me mom they were icky and made me feel gross to touch them.:screwy:
Anyways, I tried to save them once but my kids gotta hold of them and glued them to sticks so bye bye buttons!
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